To receive income-tax deductible gifts, an organisation must be a deductible gift recipient (DGR). All tax deductible donations are made via a nominated bank account known as the WAWRC Public Fund. The WAWRC Public Fund is a public fund listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations under item 6.1.1 of subsection 30-55(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
Operating the WAWRC Public Fund and complying with all the associated legislative requirements incurs various costs including bank fees and the cost of a mandatory annual audit. In order to cover these costs, WAWRC deducts an administration fee of $2 for the disbursement of each donation below $100 or 2% for the disbursement of each donation over $100
Donors may channel donations through WAWRC’s Public Fund account to WAWRC member groups, WAWRC individual members and WAWRC itself.
WAWRC can only accept donations through the Public fund for its operating costs such as public liability insurance, or the provision of specialised training courses, or disaster relief. Under the Western Australian Associations Act 1987 incorporated not-for-profit associations such as WAWRC cannot distribute, directly or indirectly, any part of its income or property to members
Direct deposit payment or a mailed Cheque.